Southeast Area Transit

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Southeast Area Transit
SEAT blue logo.png
SEAT New Flyer D35LF 555 on CT Route 2 in Norwich, on Run 5 near the Norwich Transportation Center
Parent Towns of East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Montville, New London, Norwich, Stonington and Waterford, cities of New London and Groton
(garage and buses owned by CT Transit)
Founded 1975 (service began in 1980)
Headquarters 21 Military Highway, Preston, CT 06365
Locale Southeastern Connecticut
Service area New London, Groton, Norwich, and nearby communities
Service type Local bus service,
thruway motorcoach
Hubs 2 (New London Amtrak station, Norwich Transportation Center)
Fleet 27 fixed route
4 demand response[1]
(2009 figures)
Daily ridership 3,789 (weekday)
3,092 (Saturday)
578 (Sunday)[1]
Operator First Transit
Chief executive Mark McClanan (general manager)
Website Official Website

Southeast Area Transit (abbreviated to SEAT) is a provider of local bus service in eight towns and two cities in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Connecticut: East Lyme, Griswold, Groton (town and city), Ledyard, Montville, New London, Norwich, Stonington, and Waterford. Under contract to Amtrak, SEAT also provides thruway motorcoach service from New London to Foxwoods. The SEAT color scheme share the same color scheme as CT Transit.


SEAT operates the following bus routes and classes:[2]

Corridor routes: Routes connecting major cities or towns in the region.

  • 1/101: New London to Norwich via Route 32
  • 2: New London to Groton and Norwich via:
    • Routes 117 and 184 (midday)
    • Route 12 (first and last trips)
  • 3: Niantic-New London-Groton via Routes 161 and 1
  • 9: Norwich to Jewett City via Route 12
  • 108: New London-Groton-Mistick Village-Foxwoods express (also an Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach route)

Local routes in Norwich, Jewett City, New London, and Groton:

Norwich/Jewett City locals: These routes (not including Route 11) originate from the Norwich Transportation Center

  • 4: Norwich Avenue/Harland Road
  • 5: Northwestern Norwich
  • 6: Salem Turnpike/Dunham Street
  • 7: Hamilton Avenue/Thames Street/Main Street
  • 8: Jewett City Local

Groton/New London locals: The New London locals (not including Route 11) originate from the New London Railroad Station.

  • 11: Groton circulator
  • 12: Broad Street/Jefferson Avenue
  • 13: Montauk Avenue/Ocean Avenue
  • 14: Crystal Avenue/Colman Street
  • 15: Jefferson Avenue/Colman Street (late nights and Sundays only)


  • Local route or 1 zone on a corridor route: $1.25
  • 2 zones: $1.75
  • 3 zones (Run 108 only): $2.25[2]

All fares include a transfer. Local routes are one zone.


  • Run 1/101: Mohegan Sun
  • Run 2: Gales Ferry or SEAT garage
  • Run 3: (overlap zones extend from the beginning to the end of each locale listed)
    • Zone 1: New London to Groton
    • Zone 2: East Lyme to New London
  • Run 108 (overlap zones extend from the beginning to the end of each locale listed):
    • Zone 1: New London to Groton
    • Zone 2: Groton to Olde Mistick Village
    • Zone 3: Olde Mistick Village to Foxwoods


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